Dreweatts bi-annual specialist Asian Ceramics and Works of Art auctions are held in May and November to coincide with Asian Art Week. Selections of Asian Works of Art are also offered in the auctions of Interiors.
The sales attract large numbers of international collectors and Dreweatts proximity to London, combined with our use of multiple online bidding platforms, result in up to 85% of our works selling directly to the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong buyers. The high sell through rates and consistent results have in recent years also attracted vendors from the all parts of the UK, Europe, South Africa and America.
We offer ceramics and works of art reflecting the richness and breadth of China’s artistic heritage.
Typically this section includes porcelain, white and coloured jades, scrolls, Thangkas, Buddhist art, lacquerware, bronzes, cloisonné, furniture and screens.
We have achieved some notable successes in the area of Islamic works of art, which typically includes ceramics, textiles, and metalwork from the Islamic world from the mid-7th century to the 20th century. The auctions include pottery, metalwork, glass, ivory, stonework and Ottoman Turkish works of art including silver, textiles and Iznik pottery.
Indian art and artefacts range in date from the 9th to the 19th centuries, including miniature paintings, metalwork, ivory sculpture and textiles from an expansive geographical range that extends from Gandhara through to the Himalayas, India, Sri Lanka and into Thailand with cultural influences from Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism as well as secular life.
We have also achieved significant results with Japanese ceramics, notably Satsuma pottery and other wares from the late 19th century Meiji period. Japanese art encompasses a broad and varied range of collecting categories, and we handle all types of antique and modern works of art including woodblock prints, paintings, screens, sculpture, lacquer, netsuke and inro, ceramics, cloisonné enamel, ivory carvings, metalwork, armour, swords and sword fittings.
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